Gifted and Talented
Education Service Center - Region 19 provides professional development opportunities for teachers serving Gifted and Talented Students.
State Goal Regarding Services for Gifted Students
Students who participate in services designed for gifted students will demonstrate skills in self-directed learning, thinking, research, and communication as evidenced by the development of innovative products and performances that reflect individuality and creativity and are advanced in relation to students of similar age, experience, or environment. High school graduates who have participated in services for gifted students will have produced products and performances of professional quality as part of their program services.
Definition of Gifted and Talented
A "gifted and talented student" is a child or youth who performs at, or shows potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment, and who:
1. exhibits high performance ability in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area;
2. possesses an unusual capacity for leadership; or
3. excels in a specific academic field.